So as I said before, I gave up soda recently as a first step in a larger plan to either give up or cut way way back on sugar. And it’s been incredibly difficult.
But last night I saw a friend I hadn’t seen in a while. She had just gotten out of the hospital and she was in a neck brace and sling so Son and I went shopping for her.
When we brought her her groceries she couldn’t stop complimenting me, telling me how much smaller I was and how it was obvious that I must have lost weight. So this morning I weighed myself and I am down 13 pounds!
I am so excited! Like practically giddy. That’s the equivalent of almost three bags of sugar. Or 13 boxes of butter . Or 13 pounds of lard. It’s encouraging basically. I’ve got a long way to go but if I can continue to cut back on my trigger foods while also adding in healthy choices I think there’s potential for something pretty great.
I am not canceling my request for a consult with a bariatric surgeon though. I have had encouraging starts before and then totally self sabotaged.
But it takes a while to get an appointment with her so I figured, instead of being totally hedonistic till then and further damaging my health, I’d try to see how much positive change I can make between now and then.
Wow. Maybe that new antidepressant is finally kicking in.. that whole last paragraph seems more sensible and healthy then I know myself to be.